Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 on this long parable of the LOST SON. In this message, the focus specifically centers on the joyful reception of the Father as the penitent, wayward, Prodigal son returns home.
Then, the sermon focuses on the older son, the older brother, who was the self-righteous hypocrite who felt that he always obeyed the Father and deserved to be rewarded for his conduct.
Listen to this gospel message and the pleas to repent and trust in Christ at the end of the sermon.
"Take Care How You Listen to & Apply Every Sermon!"
Pastor Geoff preaches James 1:19-25 on how believers must respond to God's Word. In this message, specifically, Pastor Geoff provides 3 helps for us to take care how we listen to & apply every sermon.
BEFORE the sermon = PREPARE
DURING the sermon = PERSEVERE
AFTER the sermon = PRACTICE
May God's truth burn deeply into our souls that we would be hearers and doers of the Word!
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 6: Delivering the Sermon"
This is session #6 in the Expository Preaching Class offered at CFBC. In this session, Pastor Geoff teaches on the "Delivery of the Sermon." Topics in this discussion include:
-desperation in preaching
-the Spirit in preaching
-passion in preaching
-using notes in preaching
-extemporaneousness in preaching
-preaching the gospel
-mannerisms/gestures in preaching
Download the PDF outline at CFBCSTL.org/sermons.
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"How Should a True Believer React to the Word of God?"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ which is most certainly sure to come in the future. All who are not reconciled to God thru faith in Christ alone will be punished under His everlasting judgment.
This is a wake-up call on the streets of St Louis, MO calling all men and women to believe in Christ to be saved from coming wrath!
"A Prayer for Rescue: Preparing & Fighting Thru Spiritual Warfare!"
Pastor Geoff provides a podcast so that believers would think biblically & accurately about spiritual warfare. We do not want to FORGET we're in a war. Nor do we want to FEAR that we're in a war. Rather, we must FIGHT as soldiers of Christ -- hiding in Him and in His righteousness knowing that the victory comes from God!
Pastor Geoff preaches at the homeless shelter in downtown St Louis, MO and calls the men to behold the beauty & power of Jesus Christ and to hear His call to His Church -- to repent of sin!
Rich rewards await all those who are "overcomers." Trust in Christ and follow Him and repent of all known sin!
"The Lost Son, Part 1: The Breathtaking Love of God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the well-known story of the "Prodigal Son" and shows that the hero of the story is not the younger, Prodigal son, nor is it the older brother. Rather, the hero is God Himself -- pictured as the loving and gracious and joyful father in this story who receives back penitent sinners.
This message covers the downward spiral of the Prodigal into sin and the full repentance that he demonstrated.
Listen to this message.
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 5: Components of a Sermon"
This is session #5 on the preaching class -- the components of a sermon. What are the essential features of a sermon. This class surveys issues such as...
reading the text well
outlining the text
always preaching the gospel
Pastor Geoff explains the biblical gospel in a few minutes in this excerpt. The point is that the gospel is God's work in pouring out His wrath upon God the Son on the cross. He crushed His son for my sin on the cross.
And we are declared righteous through faith in Christ by virtue of His righteousness that is reckoned to us.
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition thru the Gospel of Luke and teaches on the parable of the Lost Coin. In this story, as with the other parables in Luke 15, the theme centers on the happy joy of God over one sinner who repents!
This message looks at the story that Jesus told of the lost coin and the message concludes with an 'excurses' (a mini bible-study) on joy in heaven.
Pastor Geoff speaks to the importance of men of God having others who hold them accountable. It is vital that men of God have others who love them enough to walk with them, speak truth into their lives, reprove them when they've sinned, and help walk with them in confession, repentance, mortification, and obedience.
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 4: Crafting the Outline"
Pastor Geoff speaks to the issue of how to train leaders and how pastors can do this well and effectively in the local church. This is vital for obedience to Christ and for the well-being of the local church.